Zabaglione (Italian Custard made with Marsala Wine)

Zabaglione (Italian Marsala Wine Custard)

Zabaglione is a really simple dessert to make – but looks very complicated and impressive!  It requires few ingredients:  egg yolks, sugar, vanilla, cream, and Marsala Wine.  I like to punch up the flavor with a pinch of salt, and the addition of vanilla bean pods… but that part is optional. To make this simple [...]

Christmas Dinner: How to make Prime Rib (Standing Rib Roast) with Au Jus and Yorkshire Pudding

Prime Rin (a.k.a. "Standing Rib Roast")

Every Christmas, I like to make a Prime Rib roast.  You can usually find “prime” grade standing rib roast at Costco the week of Christmas.  Otherwise, you can usually find “choice” grade at Costco or the supermarket.  ”Prime” grade beef is usually double the price of the “choice” grade… and frankly, it tastes the same [...]

Easy Microwave Candy: Chocolate Walnut Fudge & White Chocolate Peppermint Bark

Easy microwave walnut fudge & white chocolate peppermint bark

Every Christmas, I like to make a big batch of Christmas Candy to give away to friends and neighbors.  The easiest to make are my Chocolate Walnut Fudge and my White Chocolate Peppermint Bark recipes… mainly because these two candy recipes are made entirely in the microwave.  It could not be any easier! For the [...]

Hawaiian Cornbread

Hawaiian Cornbread

Hawaiian cornbread is not your typical American style cornbread – this one is sweeter, fluffier, and lighter in texture than the dense bread we think of as “cornbread”.   It’s sort of a cross between a cake and regular cornbread.  I love the texture and sweetness – it’s perfect served with a bowl of chili [...]